Errors and walks spell the end for Post 22 junior baseball against visiting Salem

July 31, 2021

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Chauncey Wood, coach of the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team, tried to rally his troops Saturday. Boy, did he try. Wood cajoled, pleaded, barked and educated. The bearded Orford resident called half a dozen gatherings during his squad’s regular-season finale against visiting Salem Post 63, but the…

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Post 22 juniors push postseason hopes down to the wire

July 31, 2021

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Playing with a chill in the air that called October to mind, the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team took a step towards extending its summer campaign Friday. The hosts pinned a 12-4 defeat on Keene Post 4 during their penultimate game of the regular season at Lebanon…

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New version of Lightning Soccer Club to offer youngsters hyper-local futbol

July 22, 2021

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Upper Valley’s Lightning Soccer Club has long been physically headquartered and psychologically centered in the Hanover-Norwich wealth bubble, so Bill Miles’ recent declaration about the youth organization’s future was a bit startling. “Lebanon is now the home of Lightning soccer,” said the local businessman and newly named club president.…

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Rain-soaked split for Post 22 juniors

July 17, 2021

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team departed from its District A schedule Saturday, hosting District B foes Exeter Post 32 and Hudson Post 48 and splitting the unorthodox doubleheader. The hosts lost to Exeter, 8-4, before defeating Hudson, 5-3, in a contest ended early by rain. Lebanon…

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Errors and walks spell the end for Post 22 junior baseball against visiting Salem

July 31, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Chauncey Wood, coach of the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team, tried to rally his troops Saturday. Boy, did he try. Wood cajoled, pleaded, barked and educated. The bearded Orford resident called half a dozen gatherings during his squad’s regular-season finale against visiting Salem Post 63, but the…

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Post 22 juniors push postseason hopes down to the wire

July 31, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Playing with a chill in the air that called October to mind, the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team took a step towards extending its summer campaign Friday. The hosts pinned a 12-4 defeat on Keene Post 4 during their penultimate game of the regular season at Lebanon…

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New version of Lightning Soccer Club to offer youngsters hyper-local futbol

July 22, 2021 |

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Upper Valley’s Lightning Soccer Club has long been physically headquartered and psychologically centered in the Hanover-Norwich wealth bubble, so Bill Miles’ recent declaration about the youth organization’s future was a bit startling. “Lebanon is now the home of Lightning soccer,” said the local businessman and newly named club president.…

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Rain-soaked split for Post 22 juniors

July 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Rain-soaked split for Post 22 juniors

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team departed from its District A schedule Saturday, hosting District B foes Exeter Post 32 and Hudson Post 48 and splitting the unorthodox doubleheader. The hosts lost to Exeter, 8-4, before defeating Hudson, 5-3, in a contest ended early by rain. Lebanon…

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Post 22 juniors suffer come-from-ahead loss

July 11, 2021 | Comments Off on Post 22 juniors suffer come-from-ahead loss

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team’s hold on its game with Weare Post 65 fell apart like a badly-wrapped burrito Sunday. The hosts first lost a four-run lead and then the District A game, 8-7. Post 22 committed four errors during the contest, its second in as…

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Post 22 juniors run over by Nashua, 10-4

July 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Post 22 juniors run over by Nashua, 10-4

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The difference between the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team and its Tuesday foes from Nashua Post 3 was evident before the District A contest even began.  Many of Nashua’s players drove to the game. The hosts? Because almost all lack a motoring license, they arrived with mom,…

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Devoid’s a rookie but he’s rising fast

July 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Devoid’s a rookie but he’s rising fast

By Tris Wykes WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Justin Devoid is the son of a commercial painter and as such, he’s spent many a day wielding a brush, carrying ladders and touching up spaces under the eaves.  The 2013 Hartford High graduate’s current gig is a whole lot better. Devoid is the head coach of the…

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Post 22 seniors hold on to defeat Keene

June 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Post 22 seniors hold on to defeat Keene

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team pinned a 7-5 defeat on Keene Post 4 on Tuesday, prevailing despite the loss of an earlier, substantial lead. Lebanon built a 6-0 advantage after five innings before surrendering five runs, three of them unearned, during the sixth frame. The hosts…

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Chris Boucher is Lebanon High’s new girls basketball coach

June 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Chris Boucher is Lebanon High’s new girls basketball coach

By Tris Wykes LEBANON – Chris Boucher was hired this week as the first-year head coach of the Lebanon High girls varsity basketball team. The former Raiders player, however, has been serving an apprenticeship of sorts since before his 1992 graduation. Cut from the school’s boys basketball team as a senior, Boucher chose not to…

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Post 22 juniors ride Brill’s 2-hit effort to victory

June 24, 2021 | Comments Off on Post 22 juniors ride Brill’s 2-hit effort to victory

By Tris Wykes WEARE, N.H. – Get used to seeing and hearing the name Nick Brill when future discussions turn to Lebanon High sports. Thursday, the rising sophomore tossed a two-hit gem for the city’s American Legion Post 22 junior baseball team, powering it to a 5-1 victory at Weare Middle School.  The righthanded Grantham…

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